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Adriatic & Venice Cruise & Stay – M/S Arca

5
(3 Reviews)
From $4,514 AUD
  • 12 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Split, Krka, Sibenik, Galesnjak, Zadar, Sali, Kornati, Primosten, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Bisevo, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Pula, Rovinj, Postojna, Venice

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruising with Land, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises, Multi Country Trips, Package, Partially Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Experience the Adriatic coast with a blend of cruising and land touring

  • 7 nights accommodation on board a deluxe superior vessel
  • Land accommodation based on 4* hotels
  • Tours of Sibenik, Zadar, Vis, Hvar, Split, Plitvice National Park, Krka National Park, Pula, Postojna, Venice
  • Enjoy a guided winery tour with wine tasting in Bol
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

You will be transferred from Split airport or your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening. Overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Depart from Split early in the morning towards Šibenik. After lunch disembark in Šibenik and take the bus to visit Krka National Park. It’s magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Šibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Šibenik historical centre and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals of the Adriatic. Your night is at leisure in town. Overnight Sibenik.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Leaving Šibenik early in the morning we set sail for Galešnjak, a typical small Dalmatian island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar harbour in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical centre and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest Cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy at the sea organ, an amazing art installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Morning departure for Sali, a tourist town on Dugi Otok surrounded by hills, fields, bays, and islets. Enjoy swimming in one of the secluded bays. We set sail for the National Park Kornati, comprised of 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and reefs. The Kornati National Park is often mentioned as a “nautical paradise” and a rich marine eco-system. Afterwards we continue to Primošten built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St. George which was built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town. Overnight Primosten.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning we will continue towards the island of Brač where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Golden Horn, near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Join the visit to a Winery where you will have a guided winery tour to learn more about Dalmatian wines and enjoy Wine tasting. We head off to Hvar Island where we’ll visit Stari Grad. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and affordable konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own. Overnight in Stari Grad.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Our morning cruise starts with Hvar Town. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it’s also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. On a walking tour visit the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. We will continue towards the island of Vis once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it interesting to visit. Upon arrival in town of Vis join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in Vis.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will have an early morning cruise towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this in time. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295–305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, it`s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple, the Peristyle, and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we disembark and bid farewell to our crew. We journey north by motorcoach for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we enjoy the breathtaking beauty while we walk around several of the lower lakes. The Park is a natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Afterward, we motor on to Opatija where dinner is served at our hotel. Overnight Opatija.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we drive to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port city. We visit the preserved Amphitheatre, the sixth largest in the world. Then we continue to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow streets before we return to Opatija for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, we travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. We tour this wondrous subterranean world by miniature electric train. Later, we continue to Italy where Venice beckons with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. Overnight Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. In a working glass factory, we see master craftsmen demonstrate the art of traditional Venetian glassblowing. We then depart for St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour with visits of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride. In the evening, we gather for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

7 nights deluxe superior cruise

2 nights accommodation in Opatija

2 nights accommodation in Venice

Professional English speaking cruise manager on 7 night cruise

Touring with licensed local guides

English speaking tour director for land portion

Tours as per itinerary

Sightseeing tours of Sibenik, Zadar, Vis, Hvar, Split, Plitvice National Park, Krka National Park, Pula, Postojna, Venice

11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Deluxe superior cruise by M/S Arca (or similar)

Optional Gondola ride on day 11

Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot: up to 13 EUR per person (depending on the season)

Water dispenser during cruise

Complimentary coffee, tea, and fresh fruits available daily during cruise

Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek during cruise

Luggage handling

Free Wi-Fi

Whisper technology enhanced touring

Hotel taxes

Wine tasting in Bol

Entrance fees to:

  • Plitvice lower lakes
  • Pula Amphitheatre
  • Postojna cave
  • Venice glass factory
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Krka National Park

Tips and gratuities

Passport or visa fees

Baggage and personal insurance

Any beverages or food not listed in itineraries

All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

Any other items of personal nature

Tourist and Port taxes of €35 per person. This is to be paid locally.

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2022
2023
Departing Ending
Split Venice  
From $5,106 per person
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$5,467pp
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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Ul. Maršala Tita 200, 51410, Opatija, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 719 010
Rating
3.5
Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Santa Croce, 578, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
Tel: +39 041 275 2200
Rating
4
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice

Ship Details

  • Launched: 2017
  • Length: 48.2m
  • Breadth: 8.1m
  • Speed: 19 km/h
  • Crew: 6
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun deck with sun beds
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 14-18
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 14-18
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 14-18
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

In case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers’ safety.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

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Reviews for Adriatic & Venice Cruise & Stay – M/S Arca

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Lucas
Excellent vessel

Review for: Beauty Cruise Split - Split M/S Equator

The cruise ship 'Avangard' is an excellent vessel. An almost brand new vessel with spacious living areas, luxurious ensuite cabins which were regularly refreshed, gourmet meals. Highly competent captain and sailing crew. Dedicated, skilled and friendly waiting/bar staff, Very knowledgeable and accommodating tour leader. The Split (to Dubrovnik) to Split 7-day tour itinerary was brilliant. So much to see and do, with excellent shore excursions.
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Lauren
Grand Balkan Tour

Review for: Grand Balkan Tour

I recently did the Grand Balkan Tour. It was a 13-day trip, covering 6 countries, with breakfast and dinner included on all days. I must say it was worth the money! The quality of service, hotels and food was even better than the price we paid for the trip. Our wonderful tour guide, Lana, was simply amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and paid personal attention to the needs of each and every tour member. The driver Vido is the best you can get on the trip, who knew which lane to take and which routes to avoid! The fantastic group of 19 people made the trip even more memorable. I have beautiful memories for life!
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BEST TOUR YET!!

Review for: Croatia & Adriatic Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

BEST TOUR YET!! If you haven't been to Croatia before, this is the tour for you. You get a good in site of the mainland as well as time to relax by the sea. The accommodation, touring & cruise topped all of my expectations. Couldn't fault this tour one bit. Go and see for yourselves.

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Adriatic & Venice Cruise & Stay – M/S Arca

5
(3 Reviews)
From $4,514 AUD
  • 12 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Split, Krka, Sibenik, Galesnjak, Zadar, Sali, Kornati, Primosten, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Bisevo, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Pula, Rovinj, Postojna, Venice

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruising with Land, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises, Multi Country Trips, Package, Partially Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Dannielle

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

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